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Unlike driving, where basic training is mandatory and skills are tested as some point to get a license, there is no such thing for biking. Most people have no idea where to actually learn those skills; they live with their fears and end up shying away from saddling up, particularly in the urban environment. Freelance photographer Peter Power captured an expert course at JoyRide150 in Toronto.

Riders navigate the jump courses.

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Women listen to some riding instruction.

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Instructor Shane Hollingstead keeps an eye on rider Tori Giangrande, 24, as she rids a log on the "skinnys course."

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Amanda Fydirchuk and her daughter Allie Fydirchuk, 12, right, discuss some intermediate jumps before taking a try on them.

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Amanda Fydirchuk and her daughter Allie Fydirchuk, 12, right, ride one of the courses.

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Angela Andrews of Haliburton helps her daughter Ruby Andrews, 4, navigate one of the courses.

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Amanda Fydirchuk catches some air on an intermediate jump.

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The colourful socks of seven-year old Nella Brand.

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Seven-year old Nella Brand rides some humps.

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Allie Abell, 22, in red, her mom, Sandra Abell, 50, in turquoise, and Tina Eilers, in green, watch as instructor, Hannah Parish shows them how to lift their weight off the front of the bike when going over logs.

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